The 2nd Annual Purple Purse Tea Party was a Tremendous Success, with a standing room only crowd of 235 Women, Girls, Men and Survivors. The event featured a fabulous Silent Auction, Purse Fashion Show, Survivor’s Art Gallery, Survivor’s Awards Presentation and entertainment by Saxophonist, Mark Allen Felton (aka, Panter) and Songstress, Ms. Zeia Wilson.
The purpose of our event was to raise awareness about Domestic Violence and Financial Abuse, which affects the most compromised and vulnerable in our community. Given the uncertain economic climate, and the pandemic of violence among youth, it is imperative that we do all we can to address this issue head on. Funds received will be used to empower and educate women and girls to make positive life changing choices, and engage men and boys to be our allies to prevent and end violence.
The Positive Results Corporation was honored to partner with Allstate Foundation for the 4th year in a row, and welcome our new Partner, Sandra Michelle Moore, Allstate Agency Owner! Additionally, we are proud of our sponsor’s who provided us with the resources and tools to successfully host the event. Thanks to SoCalGas Company, Kaiser Permanente, Heidegger Family, Supervisor Mark Ridley‐Thomas,Councilmember Curren D. Price, Councilmember Joe Buscaino, Del Richardson & Associates, Inc., Harbor Area (CA) Chapter of The Links, Inc., Hope in Christ Community Church, Daisy Newsom and Tony Newsom, The Claire and Theodore Morse Foundation, California Women’s Law Center, New Prospect Baptist Church, Building Stronger Families with UpLift Family Services, West Basin Municipal Water District, Holman United Methodist Church, Assemblyman Mike Gipson, and Congresswoman Maxine Waters.
A few of the comments we received say it better than we can:
Tenisha Webb (Survivor): “A million ‘thanks’ to The Positive Results Corporation for demonstrating such care and concern for the communities and individuals you serve and collaborate with.” “Thank you to your sponsors who contributed to such a worthy cause. Violence and abuse continues to plague our communities and destroy our families thus, it is these types of educational and awareness events that continue to bring our communities together in love and together we can make a positive impact.”
Suzette Shaw (Guest): “I am a Skid Row resident who writes, talks and advocates Skid Row From A Woman’s Perspective. I applaud Kandee Lewis for being a driver for change, for creating the safe spaces which empower our women. The Purple Purse Tea Party is an event which mobilizes change while empowering those who have been victimized to be victorious as they are also empowered to be voices of change makers.
Larae Cantley (Survivor): “The Purple Purse Party gave me a sense of self confidence that I can always reflect upon whenever those dark moments show up. It is wonderful to reach out and have a real live person (like Kandee Lewis) who is available to walk me through tough times with understanding and compassion.”